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Bamboo in the Wind

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Larry Esteva, coming home from studies in Boston, witnesses at the airport a riotous demonstration that is forcibly dispersed by the military. The end of his journey turns out to be the beginning of an odyssey in his beloved city where he finds "an insidious lawlessness creeping upon the land."

Set in Manila in the last beleaguered months before the politico-military takeov
Paperback, 309 pages
Published 1990 by Vera-Reyes, Inc.
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Rezl  Hernandez
Oct 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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Bamboo in the Wind is a very realistic and detailed portrayal of the Philippines during the Marcos era. The characters were quite believable because of their flaws and strengths, the setting was described in a very vivid manner and the story itself never showed any dull moment. What is bad about this book, however, is its one-sided commentary on the governmental issues in the Philippines during this period. It mostly stressed on the idea that Marcos's rule was never fair and that it was absolute ...more
Jamie Sullivan
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
We had to read this book as requirement for our English class. When I started reading, I couldn't stop. There was so much action and emotion and the setting was so vivid and familiar. It was about the happenings before former President Marcos declared Martial Law in my homeland, the Philippines. I didn't realize there's more to those dark times than what we were taught in History class. I was absolutely horrified when Uranza described all the merciless killings, chaotic demonstrations, and espec ...more
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Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
The characters were not really rounded or developed so they come off as boring. It's believable enough, what you would expect of something about the Martial Law period. I just think it's quite shallow;it did go into the different sectors of society but it just didn't cut it out for me. Er, so if I were to base my review in one word, it would be 'underdeveloped'. ...more
Raymond Lorenzo Racela
Somehow I think I wanted the characters to be a bit more lovable. So it didn't really hurt me that much when they (view spoiler). The plot is okay. I don't think stories about the Marcos Era are new to me anymore though. I also like the author's message. Oh well :D ...more
Jun 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is an amazing novel that captured the events surrounding the proclamation of Martial Law in the Philippines, in voices that are both sad and defiant, mirroring how the nation felt at the time.
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
Did not finish, just read the first two chapters. I never really like books required by our school. -.-
Lyka Ana
hmmm, I don't think so :) ...more
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